Comparison Essay

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Continental philosophy emerged from the German Idealists (Hegel, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Freud, etc). Some other well known continental philosophers are Heidegger, Derrida, Foucault, Sartre, and Husserl.
Continental philosophers generally reject most science and scientific ways of doing anything (even science). They like to look at philosophy from historical approach, combining thoughts from all sorts of philosophers and looking at concepts like context, time, space, etc. They do not analyze philosophy in terms of looking at only one specific text, but instead look broadly at all texts. Continental philosophers also value human experience and human agency (action). Here is an Example: I am who I am because of the choices we made. I’m who I am because I go to college, I have a family and kids, I have a job…
Recently development shows us the Pragmatism is likely the theory of a meaning, an inquiry, a truth and an ...view middle of the document...

But that phenomenon cannot be defined in one sentence. Actually Pragmatism can be divided into 4 different kind of theory as considered above in the first paragraph. Therefore meaning of Pragmatism considered in that different kind of aspects.
Being Pragmatic is to do what you said. That means you are what you are because of your experience.

Analytic philosophers believe that philosophy is best looked at from a scientific approach (like a logical argument; premise A, premise B, conclusion). Analytic philosophers approach philosophy like one might approach a puzzle; there is a specific procedure to doing philosophy, and one might often use conceptual analysis to solve the puzzle. Bad analytic philosophers are ones that cannot make good arguments (Logicians are also analytic philosophers). Human experience does not win arguments, thus it is not an answer to a philosophical problem, but each part of experience can be analyzed through arguments in an effort to try to solve the problems relating to each experience. Here is an Example: Analytic philosophy is based on the environment around us and how it influences on our personality. I am who I am because of how my parents raised me, because of the society, because of the education I got.
This is not the kind of matter where we can draw a sharp line backed by necessary and sufficient conditions. It’s a vague and multi-faceted distinction. We should look for differences in founding fathers, exemplars, sources of authority, core concerns, patterns of citations, and family resemblances between works. We should also keep in mind that there is a continuum of intermediate possibilities between typically analytic and typically continental philosophy. The method that I use to acquire knowledge in my own life is continental philosophy the traditions of my family that has been passed down from generation to generation, although some of the traditions of early 19th and 20th century differs from modern day traditions it is still something I will continue to research and study and pass down to my kids to keep the knowledge and tradition within my family.

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